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Holidays in Mahon

Mahon is the capital city of Menorca, situated on the island’s east coast, and has become a popular holiday resort. Dating back hundreds of years, Mahon features winding streets, century-old architecture and archaeology museums in a sun-soaked Mediterranean setting. One of the best places on the island for foodies, Mahon’s famous harbour is packed with restaurants, bars and shops, which develop a friendly buzz in the evenings as locals and visitors see in the sunset on the waterfront.

29 °C

May and June for slightly cooler temperatures.

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Menorca Airport (MAH), also known as Mahon Airport, located just outside the city.

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Mahon and look forward to sunny days spent sipping wine by the crystal clear water of Mahon harbour.

Recommended offers in Mahon

Paradise Club & Spa

Cala n Bosch, Menorca

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Great central location
  • Good range of facilities and activities
  • Brilliant for both families and couples

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What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service



Barceló Pueblo Menorca

Punta Prima, Menorca

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Within 350m of the beach and the resort centre
  • Spacious family suites
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and one kids' pool

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Based on 2124 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service



Melia Cala Galdana

Cala Galdana, Menorca

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Beautiful views
  • Fantastic entertainment
  • Prime beachfront location

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Based on 741 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service



Aparthotel Isla Paraiso

Arenal D'en Castell, Menorca

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the beach
  • One outdoor swimming pool and kids' pool
  • On-site buffet restaurant

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Based on 485 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service



Mahon’s town centre was made for wandering around on foot, with little streets filled with markets winding between beautiful old buildings. The shopping in the city is fantastic, whether you feel like hitting the malls and high-end boutiques or eyeing up the local produce in the daily markets. Walk out towards the coast and you’ll find the marina, the jewel in Mahon’s crown, where you can charter a yacht to take you on a leisurely sail along Menorca’s east coast. The harbour is the best place to watch the sunset, before finding a wine bar or eating tapas by the waterfront.

Mahon is Menorca’s historic capital, popular for its traditional Spanish charm and Gothic architecture. The city centre is filled with pedestrianised walkways, outdoor cafes and markets. Impressive streets like Carrer Isabel II are known for their Georgian architecture, and cultural attractions like the Museu de Menorca, home to the island’s largest fine art collection. One of the biggest attractions in Mahon is the harbour, one of the deepest natural harbours in the world characterised by its crystal clear water. The harbour is Mahon’s shopping and nightlife hub, and is the place to go for boat excursions around the island.

In summer, Mahon’s nightlife heats up with a sociable, Mediterranean flair focussed around the beautiful harbour. Spend a relaxed evening in a waterfront wine bar watching the sun set over the ocean, then pick from a heady choice of modern discos, jazz bars or traditional salsa clubs. The harbour is the best place in Mahon for experiencing authentic Spanish nightlife – although remember, in Spain dinner starts late and drinks even later! Head to a tapas bar or seafood restaurant to enjoy the fruits of Menorca, including juicy locally-grown tomatoes and paella filled with freshly caught seafood.

Mahon is something of a shopping paradise. Along the waterfront and harbour are boutiques and modern shopping centres as well as beachfront souvenir shops, ideal for picking up anything from clothes to gifts. The biggest attractions in Mahon for shopaholics, however, are the markets. Held daily in the central market square, the produce market sells fresh seafood, Menorcan cheese and other tasty tidbits from local farms. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, a colourful crafts and clothing market springs up in the pedestrianised streets, selling jewellery, leather goods and more in a bustling, upbeat atmosphere.


Shopaholics: Shop at Mahon’s swanky boutiques or browse the thriving daily markets for local Menorcan specialties and unique gifts.

Foodies: If you’re keen to try some real Spanish cuisine, Mahon’s vibrant waterfront has a sumptuous choice of Mediterranean seafood restaurants and tasty tapas bars.

Sightseers: Mahon is a treasure trove for sightseers, filled with relics from its long history with beautiful Georgian buildings and museums.  


Language: The language spoken in Mahon is Spanish

Currency: The currency used in Mahon is the Euro (€)

Local time: Mahon is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Menorca Airport (MAH), also known as Mahon Airport, located just outside the city.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours

Tourist Information: Further Mahon tourist information can be found at

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Mahon.


Temperature: 26-29°C.

Best time to visit: May and June for slightly cooler temperatures.

Mahon’s summers start around April and May, kicking off nearly six months of Mediterranean sunshine. The temperature stays around the mid 20s (°C), often climbing higher in August, the hottest month of the year.


By tourist train: Mahon operates a tourist train that loops around the resort to the waterfront and town centre. The train is handy for getting around and is a pleasant way to sightsee if you don’t want to walk.

By bus: Mahon has a bus station in the centre of town, with a regular service operating within the resort as well as out to neighbouring towns like Ciutadella.  

By taxi: There are plenty of taxis available in Mahon that are handy for short journeys. Official taxis are white and have a green light on the roof when available, and can be hailed down or found at taxi ranks in the town centre.


Summer festival: The biggest event on Mahon’s calendar is the Mare de Deu de Gracia, a celebration of the city’s patron saint. Held in September, celebrations go on for a week and include street parties, costumes and riders parading horses around the town in traditional garb.

Jazz fest: Mahon is one of the cities that hosts Menorca’s annual Jazz Festival. If you’re around in May, you may get to see international jazz groups and musicians performing in venues across the city, as well as a number of outdoor concerts.  

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